Does the record-breaking cold weather in parts of North America mean the end of global warming? Unfortunately, no.

EarthTalk: Harsh Winters and Global Warming

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Does the fact that we’ve had such a cold and snowy winter mean that global warming might not be such a big problem after all? — Lacey L., Lynchburg, VA It’s tempting to think that the cold air and snow…

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Arctic sea ice lowest ever recorded for January 2011

Arctic Sea Ice Extent at Record Low for January, Tied Record Low for February

With North America gripped in extreme cold and harsh winter weather, the opposite scenario has played out in the Arctic.  According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA Earth Observatory, Arctic sea ice extent hit the lowest ever recorded for the month of January. February tied with 2005 for lowest sea ice extent recorded for that…

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